Mapping of the light-induced conical intersections in the photoelectron spectra of K2 molecules.


School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China. Electronic address: [Email]


In the strong field regime, exploring the physical nature of molecular dynamics is still a challenge due to the dramatic change of molecular potentials. Here, we perform a quantum wave packet study on the pump-probe ionization of K2 molecules and show how the light-induced conical intersections (LICIs) are imprinted into the molecular photoelectron spectra. We demonstrate that the energy and angular distributions of photoelectron spectra provide an accurate mapping of the electronic structure under the influence of the strong laser field. The determination of correct characterization of LICIs can help us to better explore alternative ways to control dynamics.


Conical intersection,Photoelectron spectroscopy,Photoionization,